Pittsburgh State Officials approved the first mini-casino for the Westmoreland Mall. The Hempfield Casino will open by Q3 2020, with its first partnership already being announced. FanDuel Sportsbook confirmed that they would sponsor the mini-casino with a fully functional sports betting arena. The official collaboration comes being FanDuel Affiliates Ltd and The Cordish Companies.
It isn’t surprising that Hempfield Casino would seek out a partnership with a reputable online sportsbook. As the Cordish Companies expand their casino-services across the nation, they will need to provide consumers with viable sports betting options. States like New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, and Nevada have adopted sports betting for entertainment purposes. This gives both FanDuel and the Cordish Companies plenty of room for expansion, especially when the United States legalized sports betting on a federal level in 2018.
The Hempfield Casino
The Cordish Company has provided extensive details on how the Hempfield Casino will be laid out. The sports betting bar will be located on the second form of this establishment, with the pub supporting 450 seating options. This bar will also maintain a virtual golfing space and bowling alley, where uniquely designed bets from FanDuel will be managed. This second floor will also support a public club, restaurant, and banquet hall. VIP Tables, a Dance Floor, and a Saloon Bar on the second floor give the Hempfield Casino plenty of entertainment opportunities for Pittsburgh citizens.
When traversing the first floor, visitors will come across more than 750 slot machines. Those machines are accompanied by 30 table games, which will comprise of blackjack and poker. Cordish has confirmed that new table games will be released by 2021. Those games are slated to be roulette and craps. Collectively, the development of this establishment began in July 2018 and has cost Cordish more than $40 million in development fees. The Grand Opening Ceremony for this betting establishment is slated for the summer. All that’s required is for contractors to complete the development of this facility, which has been prolonged for structure-sustainability.